Dr. Terrence R Mason

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 231D Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-2537
Email: masont@uwstout.edu

Teaching Interests: Database Systems, Android, Data Structures, Web and Internet Programming, and Software Engineering

Research Interests: Android Applications and Database Query Languages

Professional Interests: Android Application Development

Office Hours

Day Time
Mo 9:00 - 10:00
Tu 10:00 - 11:00
We 9:00 - 12:00


    • Ph D Computer Science
      University of Iowa
      Iowa City, IA, 2006
    • MS Computer Science
      University of Iowa
      Iowa City, IA, 2005
    • BA Computer Science
      University of Iowa
      Iowa City, IA, 2001
    • BS Chemical Engineering
      Iowa State University
      Ames, IA, 1989

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certificate in Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems: Coursera

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
        Associate Professor
      • University of Iowa
        Teaching Assistant
      • University of Iowa
        Research Assistant


      • Nalco/Calgon Corporation
        Consulting Engineer
      • BASF Corporation
        Technical Sales Representative
      • BASF Corporation
        Assistant Product Manager
      • BASF Corporation
        Professional Development Program Engineer
      • IBM Corporation
        Internship - Semiconductor Plant

Intellectual Contributions

    Conference Proceeding

    • Mason, T. R. (2011). Trends in Computer Science Laboratories. , Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS).
    • Mason, T. R. (2007). Schema-Free SQL- Providing Freedom from The Schema Knowledge Required to Formulate SQL Queries. , 132, VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller.

    Journal Article

    • Mason, T. R. (2008). Virtualization VMWare. Journal of Student Research, VII, 30-40, University of Wisconsin-Stout.

    Creative Production

    • Mason, T. R. (2008). Discovering Inheritance through a popular video game in CS1 (Creative Production). Lesson Study Project Gallery.



    • Christie, D., Mason, T. R., & Johnston, B. (July 11, 2008). Adding excitement to computer science education. Games, Learning & Society Conference, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D., Mason, T. R., Johnston, B., & Teleb, R. (March 14, 2008). Discovering Inheritance through a Popular Video Game in CS1. SIGCSE 2008: The 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Portland, OR, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research


    • Mason, T. R. Faculty Research Initiative Program, Seed Money. $7000 (Funded).
    • Mason, T. R. Research Incubator Grant. $9000 (Funded).
    • Christie, D., Bae, W. D., Karmaker, A., & Mason, T. R. Professional Development in Computer Science Education. Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant, $3300.
    • Mason, T. R. Portals of Discovery. Sponsored by Discovery Center, $3085 (Funded).
    • Mason, T. R. Professional Development Grant. $3300 (Funded).
    • Christie, D., Mason, T. R., Johnston, B., & Teleb, R. CS1 Lesson Study on Object Inheritance in Java. Sponsored by UW-Stout Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, $1500.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Outstanding Research Presentation, UW-Stout (April 30, 2008)
    • Computer Science Outstanding Teaching Assistant, (September 2002)


    • Computer Science Academic Fellowship, University of Iowa, Computer Science (September 2003)

Professional Memberships

  • ACM - Special Interest Group Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) (ACM - SIGCSE)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS)


    Department / School

    • Committee Member, Computer Science Hiring Committee (September 2014 - March 2015)
    • Committee Member, Level 1 Promotion Committee Associate Professor (September 2012 - December 2014)
    • Committee Chair, Computer Science for Game Design and Development Hiring Committee (September 2012 - March 2013)
    • Faculty Advisor, Computer Science Minor (September 2008 - May 2012)


      UW Stout

      • Program Coordinator, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Program Board (June 2014 - Present)
      • Advisory Board Member, Computer Engineering Program Advisory Committee (September 2009 - Present)
      • Advisory Board Member, Game Design and Development Program (September 2009 - Present)
      • Representative, Campus Information Technology Advisory Council (September 2007 - May 2011)
      • Representative, Applied Math and Computer Science Program Advisory Committee (September 2006 - May 2011)
      • Coordinator, IBM Sponsored ACM Programming Contest (February 2010 - December 2010)
      • Team Coach, IBM Sponsored ACM Programming Contest (February 2010 - December 2010)
      • Judge, IBM Sponsored ACM Programming Contest (February 2010 - December 2010)
      • Committee Member, Curriculum and Instruction Committee (September 2008 - May 2010)